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"Faeries talk all in riddles and tricky bits, ‘cept the Nobles. Now, there's some straight talkers."
― Joskun, An-Havva Constable, Magic: The Gathering
"Up the airy mountain
Down the rushy glen
We dare not go a-hunting
For fear of little men."
― The Fairies, William Allingham

The power to use the abilities of faeries. Variation of Mythic Physiology.

Also Called

  • Fae/Faerie/Fairy/Fay Mimicry/Physiology
  • Faery Mimicry
  • The Fair Folk

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into a faery, a being that is either nature spirit, pagan god, angel aligned with neither Heaven or Hell, or something completely else. The way this power manifests varies greatly, but among the possibilities are pointed ears, unusual coloring (hair, skin and/or eyes), animalistic features (horns, animal ears or eyes, tail, antennae, etc). Others change their size, manifest sigils over their body, ethereal glow or no changes at all: faeries are among the most variable known beings. In moral scale users can be good or evil, but are most commonly neutral.

For practical reasons faeries can be divided into three groups defined by what they are formed from:

Physical Faeries aren't necessarily solid matter, but they are material/energy beings with relatively defined/stable form and often at least somewhat human-like mind. Most users that aren't originally of faery stock have this variation. Note that faeries of this group aren't necessarily any weaker than those of the other groups, they are simply more "solid" in mind and body.

Spiritual Faeries are completely spiritual beings, and thus far less bound to the laws of physics or single form. Many of them think in ways that are only tangentially relatable to humans, and their forms are both transient and often downright surreal.

Ethereal Faeries are often both the most powerful and ancient faeries, in some ways closer to sentient concepts representing aspects of nature than anything else. As such, relating to them in any way is likely impossible.

Applications

Physical Faeries

Spiritual Faeries

Ethereal Faeries

Common Powers

Following powers are among the most common ones faeries may have:

Variations

Fairy are highly variable and many are completely unique, but several broad groups exist:

Elves Also Alvar, Daoine Sidhe, Sidhe: likely to create/ live in their own communities, nations and states: either close relatives for faery or near-mortals with exceptional living-span and magical inclination. There doesn't really seem to be anything between.

Forest/Sylvan Fairies Include Dryads, Leshy/Leshachikha/Leshonky (male/female/child), Wild Men/Women: often have some animal or plant-like features, may be solitary or form their own communities. They are powerful and territorial.

Little People Include Leprechauns, Pech, Pixies, Trow: small but with startlingly broad magical powers. They often form small communities and enjoy tricking mortals, especially if they are drunkards, bad tempered, lazy or proud.

Mountain Fairies Include Gwyllions, Knockers, Korreds/Korrigans (male/female), Mimi, Oreads, Vila (Wila, Wili or Veela): relatively human-like fairies dwelling on and in mountains and hills. Territorial but may be willing to make a deal with respectful mortal.

Nymphs Include Dryads, Oreads, Naiads, Nereids: spirits/minor deities who animate nature, beautiful female nature entities, either bound to a particular location or landform or servants/retinue of more powerful being, often a major deity.

Water Fairies Include Asrai, Naiads, Neck/Nixie, Nereids, Tritons: often female and quite willing to mate with mortals: several families claim one in their ancestry.

Other varieties include:

Associations

Known Users

See Also: The Fair Folk and Our Fairies Are Different.

Comics

Literature

  • Oliver Cork (Arkwell Academy)
  • Rosemary (Arkwell Academy)
  • Melanie (Arkwell Academy)
  • Fair Folk (The Chronicles of Prydain)
  • Faeries (The Dresden Files)
  • Krampus (Krampus the Yule Lord)
  • Faes (Shadow Falls)
  • Chameleons (Shadow Falls)
  • Faeries (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • Oberon (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
  • Titania (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
  • Annabel Tippens (No Flying in the House)
  • Tinisha Dolaira (The Young Guardians)
  • Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)

Movies

  • Fairies (Barbie: Fairytopia)
  • Fair Folk (The Black Cauldron)
  • Never fairies (Disney Fairies)
  • Fairies (Pan's Labyrinth)
  • The Blue Fairy (Pinocchio)
  • Tooth Fairy (The Santa Clause 2 and 3)
  • Fairy Godmother (Shrek)
  • Faeries (Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent)
    • Flora, Dora and Merrywhether
    • Maleficent
    • Thistlewit, Flittle and Knotgrass
  • Fairies (Strange Magic)
  • Glinda the Good Witch (The Wizard of Oz)

Television

  • Fairies (Charmed)
  • Nymphs (Charmed)
  • Fairies (Once Upon a Time)
  • Fairies (The Other Kingdom)
  • Fairies (Shadowhunters)
  • Fairies (Supernatural)
  • Fairies (True Blood)
    • Claudine
    • Sookie Stackhouse

Cartoons

  • Pixies (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Fairies (Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom)
  • Fairies (Epic)
  • Faybelle Thorn (Ever After High)
  • Farrah Goodfairy (Ever After High)
  • Fairies (The Fairly OddParents)
  • Fairies (Ferngully)
  • Puck (Gargoyles)
  • Willow (A Kind of Magic)
  • Breezies (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Kwamis (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Toothiana (Rise of the Guardians)
    • Baby Tooth
    • Tooth Fairy Army
  • Aquamarine (Steven Universe)
  • Fairies (Winx Club)
  • Wanda Harper (Yakkity Yak)
  • The Lie Fairy (Yin Yang Yo!)

Manga/Anime

  • Oberon (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • Spriggan (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • Titania (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • The Faerine (Aura Battler Dunbine)
    • Bell
    • Cham Hau/Lau
    • Eru Fino
  • Kazemon/Fairymon (Digimon)
  • Tinkermon (Digimon)
  • Evergreen (Fairy Tail)
  • Mavis Vermillion (Fairy Tail)
  • Zera (Fairy Tail)
  • Nicholas Bacon (Horizon In The Middle of Nowhere)
  • Leen (In Another World With My Smartphone)
  • Bell (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Undine (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Ruru (Myriad Colors Phantom World)
  • Fairy Clan (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Yui (Sword Art Online)
  • Cirno, Lily White, Sunny Milk, Luna Child, Star Sapphire, etc. (Touhou)
  • Arcueid Brunestud (TYPE-MOON)
  • Fairy-Type Duel Monsters (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Video Games

  • Airy (Bravely Default)
  • Faeries (Drakenguard)
  • Navi (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Great Fairies (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Kyu (Huniepop)
  • Fairy-type Pokémon (Pokémon)
  • The Nymphs (Rayman Origins)
    • Holly Luya
    • Edith Up
    • Annetta Fish
    • Helena Handbasket
    • Fée de la Mort/Big Mama
  • Faerie Queen Mara (The Sims: Makin' Magic)
  • Fairies (The Sims 3: Supernatural)
  • Fairies (Skylanders)
    • Persephone
    • Calliope
    • Marsha
  • Fairies (Touhou Project)
  • Titania (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Fairy Princess (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • High Pixie (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Pixie (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Changelings (World of Darkness)

Other

  • Makeover Fairy (Channel Awesome)
  • Fairy-Type Monsters (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Spice Girls (Music Video for Viva Forever)

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